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Heart boost from Kewell

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

MELBOURNE - Harry Kewell will return to Melbourne Heart's starting lineup today for a Melbourne A-League derby dominated by the opposing managers.

In the blue corner for the first time is Kevin Muscat, eager to establish a commanding derby record no Victory manager has mustered.

And in the red corner is John Aloisi, dancing a little too closely along the coaching precipice with no wins in 15.

Aloisi can finally call on captain Kewell to take the toss - his first start since the last derby which finished 0-0 - but in doing so erases another excuse not to snap his winless streak.

Despite the grim record that has Heart bottom of the league, the Heart don't feel like a club about to sack the coach.